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D.C. drive-by shooting attack wounds 11

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) — Drive-by shootings by men in two cars on a Washington street corner Monday left 11 people wounded, District of Columbia police said.

Officers said the shooters opened fire on a crowd outside of a subsidized-rental apartment building, striking most of the victims in the arms and legs, The Washington Post reported.

The shootings occurred across New York Avenue from a liquor store on the northern edge of D.C.’s “NoMa,” district. The letters stand for “north of Massachusetts Avenue.”

New construction has been interspersed with apartment complexes that have been home to lower-income residents for decades, the Post said.

A man who lives two doors away from the liquor store told the Post he slept through the gunfire.

“It’s not as bad as it seems on TV,” said the man who did not give his name. “The liquor store brings a lot of drunk people to the corner, but that’s about it.”

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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